SAN DIEGO (Daily Aztec) - San Diego State women’s soccer has had Boise State’s number in recent years, winning the last four meetings between the two Mountain West Conference opponents.
History, however, would not repeat itself on Sunday afternoon, as the first-place Broncos came onto the SDSU Sports Deck and left with a 1-0 victory over the Aztecs.
The lone goal came just over seven minutes into the second half, when Boise freshman defender Macie Nelson sent a corner kick from senior defender Eva Herrera into the back of the net.
Aztecs head coach Mike Friesen said it was not the outcome he hoped for, but remains positive towards the future.
“Disappointed in the result and to give up a set piece, but at the same time I’m confident if we play again that we’ll be able to handle our business,” he said.
The goal put the finishing touch on a blistering three-minute stretch from the Broncos (11-2-1, 5-0-1 MW), during which the visitors sent five shots towards the SDSU (4-8-2, 2-2-2 MW) net.
Friesen said the Aztecs were not able to match their opponents intensity coming out of half time.
“Credit to (Boise) to come out and not only push us back in that first 10 minutes, but also get a goal out of it,” Friesen said. “Thats things good teams do, and I think that’s something we’ve got to learn from.”